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Graphene could one day be used to make quick, reliable tests for viruses like SARS-CoV-2

By Luigi G. Occhipinti, Director of Research in Graphene and Related Technologies, University of Cambridge
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Graphene is a layer of carbon only one atom thick. Since it was first isolated in 2004, it has found applications in strengthening materials, accelerating electronics, and boosting performance in batteries, among others.

It also shows great potential for use in biosensors. These are devices used to detect small concentrations of biomarkers in biological samples, such as blood or saliva. Biomarkers are molecules that suggest the presence of disease.

In a recent review,…

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